Season 1 Episode 8

The Legend of Big Kid

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Nov 01, 1997 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Legend of Big Kid

What do the kindergarteners have planned for T.J. when they capture him?

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  • good episode...

    TJ gets captured by the kidergardeners! Oh no! Initially, this sounds like a stupid story but it was great. They slowly made TJ into one of their own. TJ started fingerpainting and running around with sticks and having snack time and nap time. Meanwhile, his friends go in and try to save him, only finding out that he has become one of them. I really liked this episode for some reason. It was funny and interesting. The kindergardeners are my favorite characters and it was nice to do an episode just about them. Overall, great episode and one of my favorites.moreless
  • Quite cool!

    TJ gets trapped at an abandoned playground, full of kindergarteners who want him? No, not really! They want him to be like they are. Even thought he doesn't want to act like a 4-year old, or maybe older, he still has to do it, i mean, come on, he's risking his life here.
Justin Jon Ross

Justin Jon Ross

Voice of Phil

Dabney Coleman

Dabney Coleman

Voice of Principal Peter Prickly

Allyce Beasley

Allyce Beasley

Voice of Miss Alordayne Grotkey

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Voice of Ashley Spinelli

Francesca Smith

Francesca Smith

Voices of Ashley Boulet/Swinger Girl/Upside-Down Girl

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Voices of Bertha/Ms Lemon/Lunchlady Irma

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Blooper: When T.J. first appears as "Big Kid", he has blue face paint under his eyes, however, at one point during the scene where Vince is trying to convince T.J. to act like a fourth grader again, his face paint turns red.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Clips of this episode were used in a 2003 advertisement for Recess on Toon Disney, which was included on the DVDs of Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade and Recess: All Growed Down.

    • This is the first episode where E.G. Daily voices Captain Sticky. When he first spoke in "To Finster, With Love", he was voiced by Ryan O'Donohue.

    • This episode is part of the 2003 direct-to-video movie, Recess: All Growed Down.

    • This is the first episode where Captain Sticky is referred to by name. When he made his first appearance in "The Break In", he was just a nameless kindergartener.


    • TJ: The impossible has happened. I am a prisoner of the kindergarteners.

      "The impossible has happened" is Captain Kirk's first line in the first episode of Star Trek.